Overview

Jacob Bylund is a trial attorney. He represents some of the nation's largest food and agribusiness companies in resolving disputes and is a leader of the firm's food and agribusiness industry team.

Jacob collaborates with clients to develop and implement strategies to efficiently achieve the client's desired outcome. He also stays abreast of market and industry issues to understand clients’ business needs.

Jacob has led teams in achieving numerous plaintiffs-side verdicts, totaling in excess of $50 million, multiple defense-side verdicts, directed verdicts and victories on summary judgment for major clients. In recent years, Jacob also led teams in winning more than $11 million in arbitration awards for clients and successfully defending against millions of dollars in claims.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Nebraska
Missouri
Iowa

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota
U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Education

University of Iowa College of Law
J.D. with high distinction, Order of the Coif (2003)

Iowa State University
B.A. (2000)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • International Society of Barristers
  • Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Iowa Bar Association
  • Nebraska Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • National Grain and Feed Association
  • North American Meat Institute

Firm Leadership

  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Group

Honors

  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business — Litigation, General Commercial, 2011-18
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers — Business Litigation, General Litigation, 2013-17
  • BTI Consulting Group — BTI Client Service All-Star, 2014-16, 2012
  • Law360 — Rising Star, Food and Beverage Law, 2015
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